Monday, August 13, 2018

Elimination in Three Stages

There are those, both Jews and others, who seek peace between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.  They call the reality they seek to "solve" the Israel-Arab Conflict.  I prefer to term it the Arab Conflict with Israel and Zionism.

They may couch their rhetoric in liberal or even revolutionary language but there is a very dark side to their real meaning.  

Am I too extreme, or pessimistic in my outlook?

Let me explain in two stages.

To make their eliminationist demands - of Zionism and of Israel as a state - palatable, they first "attach" themselves to Jews/Zionists/Israel, as if they are we are equal, while at the same time, denigrating our national identity.  To illustrate:

Rima Najjar, whose comes from Lifta and is a retired professor of English literature, Al-Quds University, wrote this a half a year ago

Zionism is Not Judaism: Zionists Should Not Be Welcome on Campus

It is also asserted, academically, that

 Arabs and Muslims Will Not Accept Israel as the Jewish State

Nevertheless, there are those that either naively or slyly seek to frame the "conflict" using this argument:

"Without Palestinians being free, Israelis themselves will not be free"

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu used that argument, too:

Liberate Yourselves by Liberating Palestine

and it's used similarly about Gaza:

 Until Gaza Is Free Israel Will Never Be Free

Another version is:

 you [Israel] will never be free until the Palestinians are

The second stage, pushed after they have confounded, confused and weakened the support for Israel and Zionism, is in what type of "freedom/liberation" are they talking about?

They are talking about eliminationism. This is the prologue from The National Committee for the Heads of the Arab Local Authorities in Israel's recent "The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel"-

We are the Palestinian Arabs in Israel, the indigenous peoples, the residents of the States [sic! we don't have two states yet] of Israel, and an integral part of the Palestinian People and the Arab and Muslim and human Nation.

It continues:

Israel is the outcome of a settlement process initiated by the Zionist–Jewish elite in Europe and the west and realized by Colonial countries contributing to it and by promoting Jewish immigration to Palestine, in light of the results of the Second World War and the Holocaust. 

Are there "Palestinian Arabs" in Jordan?

Are they truly "indigenous"?

Where else are there "Palestinian people"? Or are those the "refugees" from 1948?

How many "nations" are there? Arab, Muslim and human?

Isn't that, though, an echo of the Palestine National Covenant?

Article 1:Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people; it is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab nation.

Article 2:Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.

By the way, can you imagine the Knesset adding to that Jewish Nation Bill this, from that Covenant (original wording crossed out):

Article 7: Jews Non-Jews of Palestinian Land of Israel origin are considered Palestinians Israelis if they are willing to live peacefully and loyally in Palestine Israel.

What is prohibited to we Jews/Zionists is quite permitted to the Arabs-called-Palestinians.

And therein lies the deadly trap. First, they attack ideologically. Then they present a false history and reality. And after that, as a third stage, they make demands which they have couched in a seemingly logical construct which are but a repeat of the Mufti and Arafat's denial and destruction program from almost a century ago.

Those who play along with this, such as the new British Na'amod or Peter Beinart, even though their intentions - and I am being quite liberal in giving them the benefit of the doubt as much as I feel I am wrong in this - are providing "cover" for an evil design on Israel, Zionism and the country's Jews.

They need to sober up.

Another version up here.

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